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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying the weekend and that the weather is nice.  My heart goes out to all in Japan with the Tsunami.  I keep thinking and praying about all the devastation and what they must be going through.  The weather is much better here today without rain and in the 50's.  Could it be almost Spring?

Well today I am here to share the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's host is the sweet and talented Linda. 

Linda chose the verse:
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

What do you treasure?  Do you treasure earthly things...I think we all do to a certain extent.  or... Do you treasure the Word Of God and what Christ has done for you.  What you treasure is where your thoughts and energy's go.  For example, I treasure the responsibility God has given me in being a mother. I dearly love my children and husband and how I go through my day is affected by them.  So it is as a Christian, if you treasure your relationship with God and what He has done for you, you spend time in His word, pray, and you are  Christ like in all you do (at least you try...we are all sinners and human and are not always perfect). My goal this week is to show more how much I treasure Christ, spending more time in devotions, showing love to others, and in prayer.  Sometimes life gets so busy that we forget our "treasures" and where our focus should be.

Linda's challenge is:
Use something you treasure on your card - whether it be bling, flowers, something new or have been saving for a long time - show us your treasures!

Now if really did this challenge correctly I would have used scripture but I took this opportunity to ink up some Flourishes sets that I love but seldom have the chance to use.  I used the last of my treasured lace from Wild Orchids (Boo Hoo).  My real treasured item for this card though is my friends.  I chose 3 items given to me in RAK's from friends whom I cherish.  The sentiment is from the Strawberries stamp set available at Flourishes and it was given to me by my dear friend Crystal.  The image is from Sweet Pea, my first ever Flourishes stampset!!  The ruffled ribbon is from my dear friend Sabrina. The Lotus border die which I used on my card as a border is from my dear friend Grace.  I also used my treasure Prima dp: Sparkling Spring.

When making this card, I decided to play with two of Flourishes challenges.  The first is the FlourishesTimeless Tuesday challenge which is to use faux/real stitching.  I used metallic silver thread and it may be hard to see but there is lots of stitching on this card.  The second is the Flourishes "the cut above the rest" challenge which is to use punches or dies.

I colored the image with copics and cut it out with the Small Petite Ovals from Spellbinders using the "Out of the frame" technique.  The sentiment is cut out with a SU oval punch and Spellbinders Fancy tags.  The top scallop on the top of the card is punched with a MS Shells border punch. The dp is embossed with Soft Swirls from Cuttlebug.

 For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Meisje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

We want to thank our Sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, for the generous prize of Cat and Dog stampset.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
 FlourishesTimeless Tuesday challenge  stitching, Flourishes "the cut above the rest" challenge- punches or diesPaper Crafting Journey -Things with Wings (on tag)  Samuel Taylor's Challenge - Butterflies (on tag) Southern Girls - Use Flowers, Incy Wincy Designs - pastel colors, Little Claire's - FlowersStampin' B's - Use BlinFor Fun-SpringLadybug Crafts-Spring ColorsSimon Says... ~ Anything GoesCraft Your Passion #48 ~ Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge ~ Anything GoesCard Cupid ~ Anything GoesSend a Smile 4 Kids #5 ~ Anything GoesABC Challenge ~ P is for PearlsTotally Gorjuss - Pearls and Lace 
Catch The Bug -   Scallops Raise The Bar - create your own G.R.E.E.N. acrostic(g-green leaves, r-ribbon, e-embossing, e-embellishment, n-Nestie)The Rubber Cafe - Favourite DiePaper Pretties - ribbonMy Time To Craft -   JewelsSentimental Sundays - Sentiment plus anything goes

Speaking of treasures!  My very dear and treasure friend Angela has AWESOME blog candy. She has so much that she has 3 separate candies.  Here is just one:

Come check out her candy HERE and while you are there, peruse her awesome creations.  Angela is uber talented and you will LOVE her blog!!!!

Have a great day!!



Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Chris
just stunning,how do you do it !!!
love and hugs
chris richards

Victoria said...

it is beautiful hun x

Sylvia Blum said...

oh Chris, this is again an over the top wonderful creation! I don't know HOW you do it, but you never cease to amaze me with your GORGEOUS creations and this is no exception! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
{hugs} Sylvia

Grace said...

Simply gorgeous my friend and I'm touched by your words! :) I treasure you too my dear friend!!! You have colored the image so beautifully and all your little touches are gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Giò said...

I simply adore this flowers and naturally your card!!!
Happy Sunday dear.

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous!!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is gorgeously constructed with beautiful papers and embellishments. Fabulous creation. I love it.
Fiona x

Denise said...

Wow!! Totally gorgeous, stunning card. Hugs Denise xx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the layers and dimension
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa ;)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful creation, Chris! Absolutely stunning! Lovely image and I love your layout and all your layers. So much texture and dimension to your cards! Your work is always so brilliant! ;) hugs, Angela

Becky said...

Good morning Chris. This is gorgeous! I do love flourishes stamps, they are so elegant and your card is just that, Elegant. Your coloring is always stunning. Wonderful insight on the verse this morning.
Have a fabulously blessed week.
Hugs :)

Unknown said...

What great insight on the verse this morning and this card certainly would be a cut above, it is gorgeous! Fabulous coloring and such lovely embellishing. Every week you create a treasure.

Kristine said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris! And your insight is wonderful too. My family is definatley one of my treasures and who knows how long we will have them for. We should make every day count. Have a "cherished" Sunday with your family Chris *Ü*

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful card - I love the soft colour combo which really "pops" with that black layering x
Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at papercrafting journey this week - don't forget to check back on Thursday for the winner and a brand new challenge x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Stacy Morgan said...

Chris this is gorgeous and feminine. Love the sweet peas and your framing is fantastic.

Crystal said...

This is soooo GORGEOUS Chris, WOW I LOVE how you used this set, its stunning!!! AWWW you are sooooooo sweet I treasure you too girl, you put a big smile on my face this morning!!! Big Hugs!!!!

Miesje said...

Hi Chris - I love this card! I have never heard of Sweet Peas - must check it out. This card is amazing and I am happy to count you as one of my Treasures! Have a wonderful week!

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card, love those sweetpeas and your beautiful colouring. with hugs Shirleyxx

Susie M. said...

Wow..this is so beautiful chris. So many lovely details. Your work is exceptional and always touches my heart. Have a great sunday.♥

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is truly beautiful. All the layers and and beautiful detail. Great Job Chris.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Chris, I love al the different die cuts you used on this!

Dawnll said...

Perfect verse- I love how you interpreted the verse.
Yes, I think we all forget to treasure what we have : emotionally,spiritually, and physically.
This is such a lovely card and such wonderful products you used to showcase.
Blessings sweetie

Chrissy said...

This is soooo pretty Chris.Gorgeous detail,and the colours are beautiful.

HelenR said...

Lovely card, great flowers! Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Chris.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue U said...

So, so pretty, love th e image and the lace is gorgeous :-) Thanks for joining in with my Spring Colours Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!!
Sue xx

Renee said...

What a pretty card. Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back next week.
Renee DT

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is really beautiful hun!! LOVE the flowers and pretty punched border at the top!! Amazing design girl!! Hope you're having a great Sunday!!HUGS

Pami said...

Hi Chris, this is such a pretty card, sweet peas are one of my favourites. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week. Good luck. Pami x

Joy said...

what a gorgeous card, thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

Kathy Jones said...

*GASP* Chris this is EXQUISITE!!!! I totally LOVE this card - every little thing about it!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Another WOW creation Chris, pretty sweet pea image coloured beautifully, can almost smell them lol and such a gorgeous background, take careX:)

Tara Godfrey said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning, Chris! I just love your style so elegant and beautiful details! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge! Hugs,t

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Tammy said...

Another gorgeous creation Chris! I love that image and the touches of black!! Very elegant!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hello my sweet friend, Chris!!! Girl, your card speaks louder than any words that I could ever write!! So much beauty in one place, it's just stunning!! Chris, I treasure you too, you are such an inspiration to me and I am thankful that our paths have crossed in such an amazing way!! Hugs, Sabrina

Julie said...

Such a pretty card,I love how you embossed the DP,looks fab! glad you chose to share your flowery creation with us at Southern Girls! Have a great week,Julie.x

ChristineCreations said...

Chris you did SUCH a beautiful job with these sweet peas! It is a gorgeous card! Beautiful elements and paper too!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Beautiful! The design, paper, every detail is swoonworthy, Chris. Love it. So glad you could play along with Flourishes' challenge!

Lynn B. said...

This card is breathtaking! I love cards like this that depict the fragile beauty of nature. Wonderful job!

Dawn B. said...

Chris this is so pretty.. I LOVE the black and pinks together. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes. Hope to see you Thursday night at the release party on Splitcoaststampers.

Mari K. said...

Wonderful card, thanks so much for entering the challenge at the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.

Jodie Mackrell said...

very pretty! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

MariLynn said...

WOW! Chris, this is stunning! It is so beautiful. I love how those sweetpeas look. Hope you aren't in to much pain with your broken tooth. I will keep you in my prayers.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! Chris, this is absolutely STUNNING! Love all of your details, and gorgeous coloring!

Carol Johnston said...

An absolutely fabulously stunning card thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge this week

Heike said...

This is a gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at Little Claire for the fortnightly challenge.


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